More taking advantage of the fabulous weather.
Headed up to Garibaldi Park with newly-minted-dad Darren and we were out on the trail just after 7am. Headlamps only required for the first 30 minutes or so and then they were relegated to training weight.
|First light hitting the Tantalus Range.|
|Paul Ridge in the foreground; background L-to-R: Garibaldi, Luxor-Tut, Pyramid, Mirage, Darling.|
|Cresting Paul Ridge.|
|Elfin Lakes; Opal Cone is the flat-top dome with snow on top behind the second, smaller lake.|
|Dropping down to Ring Creek.|
|Looking south down Ring Creek.|
|Trail up the east side of Opal Cone.|
|Darren gaining the crater rim of Opal.|
|Opal Cone crater; the last eruption was 9,300 years ago.|
|Darren on the north side of the rim.|
We took the wrong way down off the cone, trundling volcanic choss as we scrambled. Added a little spice to the otherwise highway-esque trails.
Another good day in the mountains...